La Palapa: Good Food... Great Drinks!
After another unbearably hot day in Mexico, our taste buds and thrust led us to this attractive restaurant on the gulf in Celestun. It is a large open place with the sea breeze liberally blowing through it, and we had a great view of the water from our table. Our cold Pina Colada's really hit the spot. There is a multitude of fresh sea food dishes to choose from on the menu. We had one of their local specialties and some ceviche which was fantastic!
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Restaurant Chivirico: Best Seafood
After our excursion in the Celestun Inlet, we stopped off at Restaurant Chivirico for some lunch. Chivirico had an amazing selection of seafood, cooked a number of different ways. Now, it is really tough being a vegetarian here. I could have ordered an egg and cheese omelet, but that just didn't excite me too much. Before becoming a vegetarian, I loved ceviche. So we ordered a medium (really should have been gargantuan) plate of ceviche five ways. It was piled with shrimp, crab, conch, white fish and I forget what else. Very, very good. If you have to go off the vegetarian bandwagon, this is the way to do it.
While we were there, a street vendor came in peddling panama hats. They looked like pretty good quality so we bought 2 for 100 pesos each. We had no idea if that was a good price, until we were later in a shop in Merida where the store clerk assured us that everyone else was out to cheat us except for him, and he'd sell us panama hats for $150 USD.
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- Food and Dining
We ate dinner on two successive days at two of Celestùn's restaurants -- La Playita and Chivirico. Both are good with nice servings and reasonable costs. Hopefully you like seafood, as that seems to be all that is served.
We tried a shrimp cocktail appetizer in one of the restaurants, but I was not impressed. They serve tiny baby shrimp (I would imagine the same ones the flamingos eat), and I guess I was expecting bigger prawns. But the fish-of-the-day or stuffed fish meals were top notch.
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